Georgia reports two new cases of coronavirus, bringing total number of infected to 39

  • Georgia has had 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since February 26, 2020. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 19 Mar 2020 - 11:10, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported two new cases of COVID-19 earlier today, with the total number of infected people with the respiratory infection now standing at 39. 

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with one already recovered and discharged. 

Health officials say that the condition of three patients [of the 39] is separately severe as one is over 80, and has a chronic illness, while two others also suffer from other health issues. 

Countries most affected by COVID-19. Photo: coronavirus live update. 

12 of the 39 patients have pneumonia. However, their condition is stable. 

The condition of four minors is also stable as they suffer from a mild form of the virus. 

As of now 1,592 are under quarantine in Georgia and 262 others are in hospital.

There are 219,385 individuals infected with COVID-19 worldwide, with 8,970 deaths and 85,749 recoveries.  

From neighbouring countries Turkey has had 191 confirmed cases (2 deaths, no recoveries), Azerbaijan - 34 (one dead, 7 recovered), Armenia - 115 ( no deaths, one recovered), Russia - 147 (no deaths, eight recovered).